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Old 08-12-2010, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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This woman freely admits to deliberately entering the U.S. for the sole purpose of giving birth to a U.S. citizen. She lives in Mexico, and plans to return for future births. Yet, according to proponents of Birthright Citizenship, to deny her this ďrightĒ would be unconstitutional and unfairly punish her child. Some even believe it would be racist.

How on earth is U.S. citizenship an entitlement for the children of foreign nationals who hold absolutely no allegiance to this country? At the very least, we should have a residency requirement. You canít even get a driverís license in most states without proof of residence. Yet, any woman can give birth to a U.S. citizen without ever having lived here. Incredible!

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Old 08-12-2010, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Pa
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The real shame of it is the fact that the 14th amendment was specifically written to ensure former slaves and their descendants would be recognized and treated as US citizens. It was never intended to award citizenship to illegals.
Yet another law bent and twisted by the greedy and their lawyers.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Our country will someday regret permitting this travesty to occur. Itís a free-for-all. Iím surprised they even require women to give birth on U.S. soil. Why not simply charge a fee for U.S. citizenship. After all, it is our moral obligation to offer U.S. citizenship to all who desire it for their children.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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It's simply amazing how much of that is going on. But why not? It's a guarantee of welfare handouts and now that they feel they can demand citizenship for themselves with more welfare handouts, you can bet there are many takers. This way they never have to worry about working for a living AND at the same time have the easy door to immigration and citizenship - while those who would come to work and contribute are kept out.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:30 AM
 
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I'll give her credit for being honest. Lots of future votes for the Democrats.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Pa
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To help the many confused.
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution - Fourteenth Amendment - anchor babies and birthright citizenship - interpretations and misinterpretations - US Constitution
Misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution - Fourteenth Amendment - anchor babies and birthright citizenship - interpretations and misinterpretations - US Constitution
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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Talking time is over. As we sit in here and talk all of these points, illegal immigration continues in massive amounts. Time for America to take action. Not just fax, write and call. August 28th will be an interesting day in D.C. It's time to show up.
tick-tock...
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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U-T letters: 21st-century issues and a 19th-century amendment - SignOnSanDiego.com

After a sob story was posted up
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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The real shame of it is the fact that the 14th amendment was specifically written to ensure former slaves and their descendants would be recognized and treated as US citizens. It was never intended to award citizenship to illegals.
Yet another law bent and twisted by the greedy and their lawyers.
From your link tinman...In 1866 (that's 144 years ago for all the math challenged people) , Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by stating:
"Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country."

It seems we are by nature opportunists. Where there is an "opportunity", we can rest assured that someone will take advantage / exploit it. I am a California resident. I have worked on the financial end of Medi-Cal and have seen many cases of this abuse. My wife, an educator, has seen these children come up through the ESL program (English as a Second Language). Whether right or wrong, and public sentiment seems to be reflecting the latter, it is a tremendous burden on the school systems to run this program. It takes an equivalent or greater amount of resources as special education needs. But at least we could say that the special education population aren't taking advantage of the system. And guess whose children are seeing less resources as a result. In case anyone doesn't know who that is, it's the rapidly disappearing middle class. The taxpaying average Jane and Joes of the world.

Personally, I don't have a problem with some charity. I do have compassion for those who seem worthy of it anyway. But there is a limit on how much of our income we can give back. Furthermore, as our jobs are lost and / or pay reduced, where's our relief? There is an imbalance here and I think we are seeing the backlash with the AZ Immigration laws and this topic in general.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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Based on that small sample of editorials, it is clear that most feel that illegal immigration is BS.

Couple that sentiment with hard times financially and the call for change is not surprising. In fact, it is quite predictible. It will be interesting to see where this goes.
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